Henni Alava

PhD candidate

Researcher info

Institution

University of Helsinki

Department/faculty

Department for Political and Economic Studies

Contact information

henni.alava@helsinki.fi
+358-46-8100204

Keywords
Anglican church belonging Catholic Church Christianity church politics identity land disputes political thought post-conflict

Research projects

  • Project date 1.6.2010
  • Head of research Henni Alava
  • Language n/a

Through an ethnographic study of Catholic and Anglican parishes in Kitgum, Northern Uganda, this study aims to find ways for conceptualising the relationship between Christianity and public culture in post-conflict society. The study contends that nuanced, contextualised understandings of the relationships between religion and politics are essential also for a more general understanding of politics and development in the region.